Campus: San Francisco State University -- March 26, 2001

SFSU Named Among Top Universities For Hispanic Students

Hispanic Magazine ranks SFSU seventh nationwide in annual listing

San Francisco State University is ranked seventh nationwide in Hispanic Magazine's "Guide to the Top 25 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics" in its March 2001 issue.

"It is an honor to be recognized consistently as one of the best and most welcoming universities for Hispanic students," said SFSU President Robert Corrigan. "San Francisco State's strong connections to the Bay Area's Hispanic community - through our students, faculty, staff, curricula and numerous community service learning programs - not only benefit Hispanics, but the entire region at large."

SFSU is one of two California State University campuses included in this year's rankings. San Diego State University is ranked No. 22.

In Hispanic Magazine's rankings, SFSU is noted for its César E. Chávez Institute for Public Policy, the University's numerous Hispanic student organizations, extremely low cost for students, and for offering the only master's degree in ethnic studies in the United States.
Hispanics make up 12 percent of SFSU's student body and 10.6 percent of its faculty, according to the rankings. The University was also recently ranked highly in Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education's list of America's Best Colleges, which is part of the criteria for Hispanic Magazine's rankings.

Hispanic Magazine's rankings list institutions that are successful in recruiting and retaining Hispanic students. Criteria also include a student body that reflects the overall U.S. Hispanic population, recruiting and minority support programs as well as the number of Hispanic graduates, Hispanic-related degree programs, Hispanic student organizations and Hispanic faculty.

The fourth largest campus in the 23-campus CSU system, SFSU is a highly diverse, comprehensive, public and urban university.

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